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Peter Thiel leads $6M funding round for TransferWise

The peer-to-peer online currency exchange, which seeks to use the Internet to make it easier to transfer funds among currencies, has transferred more than $195 million since its founding in 2011.

By May. 13, 2013

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Peter Thiel funds next round of under-20 entrepreneurs

The latest group of "20 Under 20" Thiel Fellows includes a junior at Harvard who's leaving to work on education software. Other projects: a desktop fabricator for electronics and a telepresence device.

By May. 9, 2013

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Peter Thiel could invest $150M in Airbnb -- WSJ

An early Facebook investor and a co-founder of PayPal, Thiel would join Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital in giving Airbnb a $2.5 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported.

By Oct. 19, 2012

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Peter Thiel sells Facebook shares, pockets $400M

Social-networking giant's first big outside investor has sold off the bulk of his holdings.

By Aug. 20, 2012

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Thiel tells Schmidt: 'Google is out of ideas'

The two Silicon Valley kings met on a stage in Aspen and managed to disagree on everything.

By Jul. 16, 2012

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Thiel-backed Mithril Capital targets growth-stage tech ventures

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel launches a San Francisco-based venture capital firm seeking to take the road less traveled -- in other words, no cloud, no social.

By Jun. 20, 2012

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Thiel's college dropout plan scrutinized by '60 Minutes'

Investor and entrepreneur tells the CBS news magazine that a college degree is unnecessary for financial success, but critics call his program an elitist ploy.

By May. 20, 2012

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Peter Thiel floats cash to floating tech incubator

Famed tech investor Peter Thiel is now helping to launch a commercial "seastead" 12 miles off the California coast.

By Nov. 30, 2011

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Peter Thiel's Founders Fund reportedly raising $600 million fund

This would be Founders Fund fourth fund, coming amid during a brutal time for venture capital.

By Nov. 8, 2011

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Talking tech with Peter Thiel, investor and philanthropist (Q&A)

CNET chats with Peter Thiel, billionaire tech investor and philanthropist, on startups, the state of the tech economy, and what he's interested in now.

By Oct. 3, 2011